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Wiring Tips: Using Relays

February 13, 2017 Offroaders Staff Editor 1

 Things to THINK about When Wiring Accessories…When wiring anything in your vehicle that draws heavy current such as high powered offroad lights or audio amplifiers, there are a few things to consider. Number one, make sure […]

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Avoid the Exploding Clutch

February 12, 2017 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Exploding Clutch – Why you should not coast down-hill with a disengaged clutch!  Greetings: I wanted to share with you an experience of mine with an off-road vehicle recently. I […]

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12 Volt Wiring Tech: Gauge to Amps

February 1, 2017 Offroaders Staff Editor 1

12 Volt Wiring Gauge Requirements at specific Amps for Automotive Electrical Systems   …   To choose an adequate wire gauge, determine the amp draw (amperage) that the wire circuit will carry.  Then measure the distance […]

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Connecting 2 Tow Straps

January 26, 2017 Offroaders Staff 0

 Sometimes one tow strap is not long enough to reach from the recovery vehicle to the stuck vehicle and it’s necessary to combine multiple tow straps into one long length.  So how do you do […]

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Fixing a Cracked Fingernail

December 15, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips … %#$@&!!*@  …and then a stream of obscenities followed…Inevitably it happens.  You’re wrenching away, working hard at a project when the wrench slips under full torque and comes to […]

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CB Radio Articles

March 2, 2016 Offroaders Staff 0

History and General Information AboutCitizens’ Band RadioFrom the Origins of Citizens’ Band radio and it’s growing popularity in the 1970’s to the worldwide following today around the world, this article explains where CB radio came […]

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Off-Road Driving Info Sheet and FAQ

February 15, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF:  Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …1 Why an ORDFAQ?2 Where to get it3 Lawyer Drivel4 Sharing the blame5 Future Plans6 What can you do to help?7 History8 Vehicle Familiarization9 Safety Check10 Safety Gear10.1 […]

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25 Dollar Sunroof

February 15, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF:  Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Looking for a Cheap alternative to installing a Sunroof? Try this on for size.You have to admit, a vehicle just looks better with a sunroof.  Yet most vehicles […]

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Waxing Paint On a Scratched Up 4×4

February 13, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF:  Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Protecting your PaintOk, so you’ve done a little fourwheeling down some narrow paths. Your once spotless paint job is showing those numerous underbrush light scratches down the sides […]

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Repairing Plastic Hinges

February 13, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Coming UnhingedIs that old molded plastic tool box coming apart at the seams?  Over time the hinge on the molded plastic type storage cases become weak and crack […]

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Getting Grease Out of Clothes

February 13, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Cut the GreaseIf you’re like most 4×4 owners, you’re never satisfied with your vehicle as is. Chances are you probably don’t mind getting a little greasy on the […]

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Cleaning an Intake Manifold

February 13, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Manufacturer Tech Tip: How Do You Clean Your Aluminum Intake Manifold? — Most intake manifolds are manufactured from a sand cast process utilizing 808 aluminum alloy and have […]

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